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A763 Up for Floor Vote in NJ Assembly: Call Your Legislators

February 15, 2011

A763, which would establish a program for the leasing of state-owned historic sites in New Jersey to individuals, families, and businesses, and would also allow non-profits that currently can lease from the state to sublease to these groups, has been

Waterloo Village, just one example of a state-owned historic place that could benefit from new opportunities for use and stewardship

posted for an Assembly floor vote this Thursday, February 17.

A Senate companion version, S2570, has also been introduced. It has been referred to the State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

These bills need your voice now in order to progress from here! Call your legislators; encourage your Assembly representatives to co-sponsor A763 and vote in favor on Thursday. Urge your Senator to co-sponsor S2570 and press Committee Chair Senator Jim Whelan (D- District 2) to post the bill for a hearing.

See our previous blog post on A763 for background on this legislation and its potential to radically improve the plight of New Jersey’s state-owned historic properties. Your help can make it happen.

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  1. Stephanie Cherry-Farmer, PNJ Programs Director permalink*
    May 20, 2011 12:15 pm

    UPDATE: A763 passed the NJ Assembly with unanimous support in February. On May 19, the Senate version of the bill, S2570, was approved with unanimous support by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism, and Historic Preservation Committee. Now it’s on to a full senate vote- call your Senator today!

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